Henrikh Mkhitaryan has responded to claims he is coming to Anfield.
Shakhtar Donetsk star Henrikh Mkhitaryan has cast doubts over his expected £23m to Liverpool by claiming there is no deal in place, reports the Daily Express.
The 24-year-old has been a long-term target for the Reds following an impressive season in Ukraine which saw the attacking midfielder finish as top-scorer.
However, Mkhitaryan has taken to facebook to deny these reports and state that he will be honouring his contract at Shakhtar.
“I am happy to see that people show keen interest in my career but I would like to ask all not only to refrain from making comments but also to prevent the spread of unverified and false information,” the message was quoted in the Express.
“I am not meddling with these affairs. If I have a contract with a club, I just fulfill it.”
These comments will come as a big disappointment to Liverpool fans as although their is little known of the Armenian in England, Mkhitaryan’s stats speak for themselves.
The midfielder scored 25 goals in just 29 matches in the Ukrainian Premier Liga and also contributed 10 assists.
The Armenia international was a stalwart in Shakhtar’s Champions League side as well, playing all eight of the club’s matches before they were eliminated by eventual finalists Borussia Dortmund in the last-16, scoring twice.
Brendan Rodgers was hoping to make Mkhitaryan his fourth and certainly most high profile signing of the summer, having already acquired striking options Iago Aspas and Luis Alberto from La Liga, as well as picking up Kolo Toure on a free transfer from Manchester City.